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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Art for Change


Doors Open: 4:00 PM
Program Starts: 4:00 PM
End Time: 5:30 PM

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Place: RCNV
612 Ocean St

Agenda: ARRT general meeting

1.Introductions (Karen)

2 Overview of summer events (Myra)

We have representatives from groups other than ARRT in attendance, so we will first address events that involve all our community members; then we'll get to AART business.

3. Weekend with David Solnit, Community Arts Organizer*

•Evening event: August 9 (Melissa): David will discuss the use of arts organizing for social change, focusing on climate justice and its intersecting movements and struggles. The evening may include projecting images and video outdoors, community conversation and other invited guests.

•Day long workshop: August 10 (Karen): David will lead us in a day long workshop on how to weave arts organizing into strategic campaigns. There'll be hands-on banner/flag painting/stenciling, sign making/screen printing and street murals. Other local activist groups in Santa Cruz will be invited, along with ARRT members and the community.

•Closing Event: September 14 (Karen, Myra, Melissa): On the last day of the show we will put into practice some of what we learned from the weekend with David Solnit. We'll make some art!

Our goal at this meeting is to form a committee (hopefully with representatives from various activist groups) to help put on these events. We'll also need a volunteer videographer for the talk and perhaps the workshop.

4.Screening of Sasha Friedlander and Cynthia Wade's film GRIT * * July 27 - (Sara)

5. ARRT & Human/Nature the 3rd annual RCNV exhibition (Sara): The show will run from July 26 to Sept 14th

We'll need to form a committee to help with art hanging, refreshments, and take down.

6. Announcements

*David Solnit is a climate justice, global justice, anti-war, arts, and direct action organizer, an author, a puppeteer, and a trainer from the Bay Area. He is co-founder of Courage to Resist, co-author of Army of None. He was a key organizer in the shutdowns of the WTO in Seattle in 1999 and in San Francisco the day after Iraq was invaded in 2003. He is co-founder of Art and Revolution, using culture, art, giant puppets and theater in mass mobilizations, for popular education and as an organizing tool.

**GRIT by Sasha Friedlander and Cynthia Wade

In 2006 a mud volcano exploded in East Java, Indonesia, flooding 16 villages over the rooftops and displacing more than 60, 000 people; 12 years later the hot sludge is still flowing. Grit profiles one girl's awakening to activism as her mother campaigns against the gas drilling corporation responsible for the catastrophe. The film was 6 years in the making and chronicles commitment, art activism and perseverance in the struggle for justice.

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Admission: No Charge